Are you funny–at work? Let’s begin with your speeches. Many people think they only have to care about humor in the INTRO of their presentation. Not so fast. Saturday Night Live comedian, Second City Improv alum and White House speechwriter Jon … Continue reading
What if you have a great idea to implement, but you aren’t calling the shots? Maybe a bone-headed boss is in the way. If you are a consultant, maybe a client won’t greenlight it. Perhaps you are brilliant but just … Continue reading
We’ve all been there. You’re giving a speech or taking Q&A –BUT peers are typing on their laptops or texting on their phones. Senior leaders whisper among themselves. Sometimes it’s worse: the audience emotionally blocks you. How do you handle … Continue reading
7 Tips for Reducing Public Speaker Hesitations We’re only human. People stumble and pause with Uhs…Umms…Ya Knows in public speaking. Here are 7 Tips, that I offer as a speechwriter and speech coach, to reduce these all too human “transition stops” … Continue reading
Executive Summary Status is one hot potato in the workplace. Who has it? How to get it? This article asks “What do Applied Improvisers bring to the table—at work?” What do we know about pecking order on stage that sparks … Continue reading
It started out innocent enough. I just wanted to check out the acoustics in a workshop room I’ll be renting in August. The venue manager said there was a PUBLIC event Sunday. I could just slip in the back. So at 7pm I parked at Fort Mason; a converted military base, creatively re-imagined as a thriving arts and conference center—on the San Francisco waterfront. I took a seat as the room filled up with about 100 people.
Suddenly I realized I was at an AA Meeting.Continue reading
Whether you are pitching busy peers or leaders, brand these six little words onto your heart. Be bright. Be brief. Be gone. When we present, we want people to know how hard we’ve worked. We want them to know all … Continue reading
Improv for business–coming out of San Francisco now–is in high demand.
Working people are hungry for Improv’s high quality human connection. Improv-style workshops like Fleischer Communications jumpstart key soft skills: handling Q&A, holding your own on panels, winning back distracted audiences, doing interviews well or pitching up & down the food chain. Fleischer workshops give people courage to handle rapid change—and hold their own.Continue reading